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Final Update: Thunderbolt Original Jeans

Thunderbolt Jeans I kept putting off my final update thinking I might somehow tear or damage the Thunderbolt jeans.  Boy, what a waste of time.   So without and fanfare I present my final thoughts on what has turned out to be just an outstanding article of clothing.  But to read the details you much click here.

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Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight Series .7 Medical Kit

This Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight Series .7 Medical Kit was received for review purposes from Adventure Medical Kits.  They can be purchased on their WEBSITE as well as various outdoor sporting goods retailers.  To read my initial impressions on the kit use this LINK

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Mountain Khakis Cruiser Pants – First Look

Mountain Khakis Cruiser Pant

 Cruiser Pants – Courtesy of Mountain Khakis Website

Hiking pants are an essential part of any kit.  I have tried several brands over the years and find that I generally like a pair of pants that are lightweight and comfortable, can stand up to abuse, and, most important to me, have a short inseam.  I am 5’6” and have a 30 inch inseam which has meant that I end up needing to hem or roll most outdoor pants.  Enter Mountain Khakis – they have a pant that seems like it will fit the bill – the Cruiser Pant.  I will be using these pants over the next few months on my adventures and see if they earn a place in my gear closet.  In the meantime, read on for my initial impression.

Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs

Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs Front

Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs Front

Underwear – everyone, well most everyone, wears it but we don’t often talk about what we are wearing.  However, make the wrong choice in underwear and it can ruin a hike or run.  Columbia thinks they have the answer with their new performance line of underwear.  I have the good fortune to review their new line of Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Yaktrax Run

Review by Arnie P

Yaktrax Run on flat icy surface

Yaktrax Run on flat icy surface

Yaktrax provided the Run for review purposes.

Yaktrax Run

On the way to the gym one morning I a good opportunity to test the Yaktrax Run on a flat rough icy surface.  The atmospheric conditions did not let me to try the Yaktrax Run on a flat icy ground. Then after a 2 inch snowstorm, it had warmed enough for the snow to become slush. The temperature had fallen overnight.  To learn more please click here.

 

 

Lowa Innox Ice GTX Mid hiking boots

Review by Arnie P

Lowa Innox Ice GTX Mid hiking boots

Lowa Innox Ice GTX Mid hiking boots

Lowa provided the Innox Ice GTX Mid hiking boots for review purposes.

Lowa Innox Ice GTX Mid hiking boots

To me, the boots I wear hiking or backpacking are the most important piece of my gear. Since I do not carry a spare pair of boots, I depend on the boots I am wearing to complete each hike. I have been partial to natural materials like leather and wool, but I have to admit that the synthetic Lowa Innox Ice GTX Mid hiking boots have changed my mind.  During this period, I was doing the same activities as the last period, except the temperatures experienced were as low as 0 F. I have worn these boots everyday with few exceptions.  To read more please click here.